Text by Vieillot; plates illustrated by Oudart and lithographed by C. de Last, C. Motte, and R. des Marais
Originally published under title: Galerie des oiseaux du Cabinet d'histoire naturelle du Jardin du roi. Paris, 1820-1826. See NUC pre-56, v. 636, p. 455
Issued in parts
Tome 1 includes "première et deuxième parties"; t. 2, "troisième, quatrième et cinquième parties."
Includes 24 unnumbered plates, plates numbered 1-301 (plate 207 is misnumbered as 107), "23 bis," A-V (plate "L" is misnumbered as "M"), X-Z, and AA-HH; plates 107, 192, and 204 are printed on double leaves
Errata: p. 344 of t. 1
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher
Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.
SCNHRB copy (t.1, 39088010327435; t.2, 39088010327526) appears to be wanting plate 151
SCNHRB copy has stamps on t.p.'s: S.F. Baird; Deposit of S.F. Baird; U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Apr. 1888; accession no.: 131484 (both volumes)
SCNHRB copy has some ms. annotations, apparently by Baird. Some of the text leaves and plates are slightly cropped, affecting some of the annotations and illustrations
SCNHRB copy has old half-leather library binding with marbled paper boards; gilt- and blind-tooled spine; marbled endpapers and edges; in later archival paperboard boxes for preservation
Some plates had text/image run in the gutter/run off the edge of the page